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An Open House can Close the Deal

4 Apr

An Open House can Close the Deal

Spring is in the air and right now, many homeowners begin to consider putting their homes up for sale.

If you are one of those homeowners, it’s time to prepare your home for market.

You’ll have to examine your finances, begin to de-clutter, clean your home and repair and replace where necessary (but keep it simple).

Also consider the advantages of an open house.

Here are five common reasons an Open House might close the deal.

Eyes on the prize – And open house attracts potential buyers who would otherwise be too casual, lax, or unmotivated to book a showing.

The event also has one up on a simple listing.

Your friends and family can mention the event to every potential buyer they know. Neighbors who drop by might be angling to have someone amiable move into the neighborhood. Advertising and signage will catch the eye of both casual lookers and serious buyers.

You direct the drama – Some home shoppers give little if any notice if they stop by your home for a traditional showing.

It can be stressful keeping your home show-ready for the entire time it’s listed. It’s also time-consuming to keep wastebaskets emptied, floors routinely swept, vacuumed or mopped and the laundry washed.

Not so with an open house. You decide when the curtain goes up.

You can schedule the event and prepare for an event with the potential to bring in throngs of prospective buyers – all in one fell swoop.

There’s less stress to deep clean and stage when you know exactly when potential home buyers will arrive.

A scheduled event also gives you time to sweeten the deal with some fresh-baked goodies and aromatic vases brimming with fresh flowers.

Second time’s a charm – Typically there’s a limit to the number of times even the most interested buyer is willing seek for a private tour.

If your house already caught the eye of a potential buyer, he or she might feel less overbearing and be more willing to come back for a second look in a less formal setting.

An open house also gives buyers the opportunity to bring friends or family for their input. Walking through an open house also provides guests with plenty of time to look around – during your open house hours.

Buyers compare apples and oranges – On any given weekend, buyers are likely to visit several open houses in the same general location.

This gives buyers looking in your area the opportunity to comparison shop by attending several open houses. That gives you the opportunity to make your home stand out from the crowd.

Time is on your side – Many open houses are available some weekends, others, not so much. Springtime weekends are big.

This year April 20th and 21st is Nationwide Open House Weekend when you can bet it’ll be one of those big open house weekends.

April 20th is also the start to this years KC FSBO Spring Homes Tour 2013 which coincides with the Kansas City Spring Parade of Homes, April 20-May 5 making for the ideal time to get out and view the best homes, builders, neighborhoods and HOME VALUES in our area.

Make sure your listing is one of them!

Excerpts by Kim Clark-

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14 Nov

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10635 Roe Avenue
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Overland Park, KS 66207
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14 Nov

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Selling Your Home by Owner – More Than Just a Sign in Your Yard!

KC FSBO Store
10635 Roe Avenue
(NE Corner of I-435 & Roe)
Overland Park, KS 66207
Phone: (913) 498-FSBO (3726)
http://www.fsbo-kc.com

Visit our Facebook Page for the very latest Listing Posts and Updates!

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Homes For Sale In The Following Missouri Counties

14 Nov

FSBO-KC

Home of Kansas City’s BEST HOME VALUES online and in your neighborhood!

Bates County,  Missouri Homes For Sale

Cass County,  Missouri Homes For Sale

Clay County,  Missouri Homes For Sale

Clinton County,  Missouri Homes For Sale

Henry County, Missouri Homes For Sale

Jackson County, Missouri Homes For Sale

Lafayette County, Missouri Homes For Sale

Platte County, Missouri Homes For Sale

Ray County, Missouri Homes For Sale

View our Listings here!

Selling Your Home by Owner – More Than Just a Sign in Your Yard!

KC FSBO Store
10635 Roe Avenue
(NE Corner of I-435 & Roe)
Overland Park, KS 66207
Phone: (913) 498-FSBO (3726)
http://www.fsbo-kc.com

Visit our Facebook Page for the very latest Listing Posts and Updates!

Visit our Pinterest Boards for Great Home Design Features and Ideas!

Homes For Sale In The Following Kansas Counties

14 Nov

FSBO-KC

Home of Kansas City’s BEST HOME VALUES online and in your neighborhood!

Douglas County, Kansas Homes For Sale

Franklin County, Kansas Homes For Sale

Jefferson County, Kansas Homes For Sale

Johnson County, Kansas Homes For Sale

Leavenworth County, Kansas Homes For Sale

Linn County, Kansas Homes For Sale

Miami County, Kansas Homes For Sale

Shawnee County, Kansas Homes For Sale

Wyandotte County, Kansas Homes For Sale

View our Listings here!

Selling Your Home by Owner – More Than Just a Sign in Your Yard!

KC FSBO Store
10635 Roe Avenue
(NE Corner of I-435 & Roe)
Overland Park, KS 66207
Phone: (913) 498-FSBO (3726)
http://www.fsbo-kc.com

Visit our Facebook Page for the very latest Listing Posts and Updates!

Visit our Pinterest Boards for Great Home Design Features and Ideas!

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Selling Your Home by Owner – More Than Just a Sign in Your Yard!

KC FSBO Store
10635 Roe Avenue
(NE Corner of I-435 & Roe)
Overland Park, KS 66207
Phone: (913) 498-FSBO (3726)
http://www.fsbo-kc.com

Visit our Facebook Page for the very latest Listing Posts and Updates!

Visit our Pinterest Boards for Great Home Design Features and Ideas!

Visit our Open Houses in the Greater Kansas City Metro Area and Lawrence Kansas

27 Oct

FSBO-KC

Home of Kansas City’s BEST HOME VALUES online and in your neighborhood!

Visit our Open Houses this weekend!

And for the Very Latest Listing Info…

Visit our Facebook Page for the very latest Listing Posts and Updates!

And for Great Home Design Features and Ideas…

Visit our Pinterest Boards for Great Home Design Features and Ideas!

Selling Your Home by Owner – More Than Just a Sign in Your Yard!

KC FSBO Store
10635 Roe Avenue
(NE Corner of I-435 & Roe)
Overland Park, KS 66207
Phone: (913) 498-FSBO (3726)
http://www.fsbo-kc.com

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